23 – 24 Jun 2012, Hackney Marshes
Jay-Z
Jay-Z
Sat 23 Jun 2012 Main Stage
All Hail H.O.V.A

Tastemaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, producer... Jay-Z sets the standard in all that he does.

2012 has already been a massive year for Mr Carter with the birth of his first daughter, Blue Ivy. However the founder of Roc Nation shows no plans to slow down, with talks of releasing multiple albums plus a headline appearance at Hackney Marshes that promises to be awe-inspiring.

Releasing a steady stream of genre-defining albums such as Reasonable Doubt and The Blueprint, the former CEO of Def Jam records went to school with the Notorious B.I.G and Busta Rhymes and can now count Chris Martin and Barack Obama amongst his friends. Not to mention his marriage to the first lady of RnB, Beyonce Knowles, and introducing super successful artists including The Neptunes and Kanye West in to the mainstream.

Selling over 50 million albums, recieving multiple Grammy awards and considered one of the greatest rappers of all time, Jigga is a force to be reckoned with. From early beginnings tapping out drum beats on the kitchen table, to silencing critics with a majestic Glastonbury performance in 2008, his intelligent wordplay and unmistakeably cool demeanour sets him apart as a god amongst MC's. Get ready to see glory as he takes to the Hackney 2012 stage.

Tastemaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, producer... Jay-Z sets the standard in all that he does.

2012 has already been a massive year for Mr Carter with the birth of his first daughter, Blue Ivy. However the founder of Roc Nation shows no plans to slow down, with talks of releasing multiple albums plus a headline appearance at Hackney Marshes that promises to be awe-inspiring.

Releasing a steady stream of genre-defining albums such as Reasonable Doubt and The Blueprint, the former CEO of Def Jam records went to school with the Notorious B.I.G and Busta Rhymes and can now count Chris Martin and Barack Obama amongst his friends. Not to mention his marriage to the first lady of RnB, Beyonce Knowles, and introducing super successful artists including The Neptunes and Kanye West in to the mainstream.

Selling over 50 million albums, recieving multiple Grammy awards and considered one of the greatest rappers of all time, Jigga is a force to be reckoned with. From early beginnings tapping out drum beats on the kitchen table, to silencing critics with a majestic Glastonbury performance in 2008, his intelligent wordplay and unmistakeably cool demeanour sets him apart as a god amongst MC's. Get ready to see glory as he takes to the Hackney 2012 stage.

Jay-Z at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012

Set List on Main Stage on 23 Jun 2012 at Hackney Marshes

Run This Town ft. Rihanna
Dirt Off Your Shoulder
I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)
PSA
Where I'm From
Jigga What, Jigga Who
U Don't Know
99 Problems
'03 Bonnie & Clyde
Girls, Girls, Girls
On To The Next One
Dead Presidents
Swagga Like Us
Paper Planes (with M.I.A)
Bad Girls - M.I.A
Izzo (H.O.V.A)
Empire State Of Mind
Otis (with Kanye West)
Gotta Have It (with Kanye West)
Who Gon Stop Me? (with Kanye West)
No Church In The Wild (with Kanye West)
Lift Off ft. Beyonce (with Kanye West)
Paris (with Kanye West)